One of the gaming internet’s most reliable leak sources is reporting that a Nintendo Direct is coming up in September, and that the Switch versions of two classic Zelda games will be announced there.
That’s according to journalists Mike Minotti and Jeff Grubb, speaking on their Last of the Nintendogs podcast. “We are committed to it: there will be a Nintendo Direct in September,” Minotti said. He also said that “the only thing we’re very, very sure to announce in this Direct is the Switch ports of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess.”
Grubb’s sources say the stream is likely to happen the week of September 12, though that’s uncertain: the event could even “happen as soon as next week.” With the Zelda news expected here, it’s unlikely to be a third-party-focused Partner Direct, though it could still adopt that Direct Mini branding, meaning there wouldn’t be as many major announcements as you’d expect. Grubb said he is aware of some “not very exciting” third-party announcements planned for the show.
That’s all Grubb and Minotti were willing to confidently report on Direct based on their sources, though they speculated that this is a likely spot for long-awaited announcements like the Metroid Prime remaster, a release date for Advance Wars 1+. 2: Re-Boot Camp, an official reveal for the leaked Fire Emblem game, or Game Boy games for the Switch Online service.
It’s worth noting that Nintendo has had a major direct stream in September every year since the Switch launched, so a new event next month would fit that pattern perfectly.
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